TNTP Teaching Fellows may be eligible to enroll in the TNTP AmeriCorps Program. AmeriCorps is a national network of service programs that connects more than 100,000 Americans each year to serve our country’s most critical needs in areas including environmental issues, disaster relief, and education.
Benefits of TNTP AmeriCorps
Upon successfully completing your first year of teaching in a high-need school, Fellows enrolled in the TNTP AmeriCorps Program are eligible for several financial benefits:
An education award of up to $6,345. AmeriCorps awards cannot be applied towards TNTP Academy tuition and fees, but they can be used for repayment of federal student loans and/or for future educational costs at schools that accept federal financial aid.
Postponement of federal student loans repayment. As an AmeriCorps member, you may be eligible to pause repayment of outstanding federal student loans. That means you would not have to make any federal student loan payments during your year of service, and after successfully completing the year, AmeriCorps would repay any interest accrued during that time.
In addition to these financial benefits, AmeriCorps members receive special training that prepares them to incorporate service learning and volunteerism into their teaching, including opportunities to participate in special activities such as AmeriCorps Week and the Martin Luther King Day of Service in their local communities.
Participation in AmeriCorps is dependent on federal funding and the award size is subject to change annually. As a result, candidates will be notified as soon as eligibility is determined, most likely at pre-service training.